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Newsletter. Issue 14. July 05, 2014


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Newsline Canada

Employment minister tells skills summit Canada will face gap in trades workers

Canada's employment minister says a shortage of skilled workers will be one of the country's greatest future economic challenges.


Canada Government Debt To GDP – 88.1% in 2013

Canada recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 89.10 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013. Government Debt To GDP in Canada averaged 83.50 Percent from 1988 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 101.70 Percent in 1996 and a record low of 66.50 Percent in 2007. Government Debt To GDP in Canada is reported by the Department of Finance Canada.


The statements, opinions, or views in the articles may not necessarily reflect that of the Goan Voice Canada.


Opinion: Canada needs a palliative-care strategy and focus on pain relief
By Francis Scarpaleggia, Special to The GazetteMay 27, 2014

Francis Scarpaleggia emphasizes that palliative care is not simply about pain control.

Montreal — One measure of a society’s moral maturity and of the point it occupies on the scale of civilization is found in whether and how it provides physical and spiritual comfort to those in their final days of life. This notion very much guided the creation of the all-party Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care, which in 2011 issued its report titled Not to Be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians.


Road to Sainthood!

The number of saints who have been canonized during the papacy of Pope Francis has been incredible. All of a sudden there seems to be a greater need to promote saints and blessed to set them as models of sanctity in the church. India on her part is happy to receive two more saints from the southern state of Kerala.


Are Church leaders listening to the wake-up calls? Promoting docile 'yes men' has brought us a feeble leadership

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State and right hand of Pope Benedict XVI, has been implicated in a multi-million dollar fraud and embezzlement case. He is also in hot water for his new apartment, infinitewly more luxurious than the pope's own lodgings. This somehow typifies and also casts a depressing shadow on the way the Church government has been run over the past few decades.


Will awaken Goans against dance, drug and pub culture: Muthalik Page News/Will-awaken-Goans-against-dance-drug...
June 22, 2014

Sri Ram Sene will meet on June 26 to announce Goa launch of unit in August Muthalik says that SRS will promote ‘awakening’ against cow slaughter Asks Catholics not to oppose Sri Ram Sene, alleges ‘they are indulging in conversions’

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Belgaum: Sri Ram Sene’s Pramod Muthalik strikes a nervous and divisive chord in Goa whenever he speaks. He has confirmed that he will be in Goa for the on going national Hindu convention. Speaking to the Herald, he and his colleague Gangadhar Kulkarni laid bare the right wing Hindu organisation’s plans in Goa, starting with the establishment of its office in August.


FIFA and flying foreign flags
Published on Tue Jun 25 2014- Toronto Star | Re: FIFA and flying foreign flags

The exciting FIFA 2014 competition has once again provided an opportunity for soccer fans to visibly display the flags of their countries of origin on their vehicles.

People Places and Thingss

'When I Walk' in Context - Documentary on PBS –Point Of View Documentary
Jason DaSilva

Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything — and inspired him to make another film

Premiered June 24 2014

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Jason DaSilva tells a brave and remarkable story in When I Walk. He was already an accomplished documentary filmmaker (Lest We Forget, Olivia's Puzzle) by the age of 25. If there is glamour in the world of documentary, DaSilva garnered his share of it with his intelligence, good looks and genial manner, and he was able to travel the world making films about people and issues that mattered to him.


Golden Jubilee of Precious Blood Convent, Upendo Moshi - Tanzania

The Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood of the East African Province will be holding a Liturgical Celebration in honour of the Golden Jubilee of the Precious Blood Convent, Upendo Moshi.

The celebration will take place on Tuesday 15.07.2014 10.00 am at Precious Blood Convent Upendo, Moshi

Also celebrated will be the Golden Jubilee of:
Sr. M. Inigo Oueller, CPS
Sr. Mary Jacinto Gracias, CPS
Sr. M. Gregory Rosa, CPS
and the Silver Jubilee of Sr. M. Digna Chuwa, CPS


Ratan Tata gets honorary doctorate from Canada’s York University
June 22, 2014

Canada’s world-famous York University has conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on former Tata group chairman Ratan Tata for his quest for innovation and role in promoting corporate social responsibility. Tata flew into Toronto to receive the honour bestowed on him at the 2014 spring convocation of York University’s Schulich School of Business at the weekend. A citation read by Professor Dirk Matten said the most inspiring feature of Tata’s life and career has been that he has always gone beyond conventional wisdom, trusting his judgement, and worked very hard to turn his own vision into reality. Matten quoted Tata as saying, “I don’t believe in taking right decisions; I take decisions and then make them right.”


White House hails Indian-origin girl as ‘Champion of Change’

New Delhi - born Pratishtha Khanna, who came to the U.S. illegally at the age of 10, is one of the 10 “Champions of Change” honoured by the White House for their exemplary leadership in their communities.

Westend Seniors’ Club Celebrates Canada Day
By Armand Rodrigues

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The hall was awash in a sea of folks decked out in red and white, in keeping with the theme of the celebration.

Summer Reading

Canadian Served as Governor of Kenya 100 years Canadian Served as Governor of Kenya 100 years ago

Sir Édouard Percy Cranwill Girouard, KCMGnbsp; was a Canadian railway builder and Governor of Northern Nigeria.

He also served as governor of the British East Africa Protectorate (Kenya) from 1909 to 1912.   
Giroud Street in Nairobi was named after him.

On Radio - Christians in the Holy Land

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Kings African Rifles (KAR) in The Great War

British Regiment which recruited soldiers froBritish Regiment which recruited soldiers from East Africa.

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Indian Army during World War I
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Indian Army

Indian bicycle troops at the Battle of the Somme

The Indian Army during World War I contributed a number of divisions and independent brigades to the European, Mediterranean and the Middle East theatres of war in World War I. One million Indian troops would serve overseas, of whom 62,000 died and another 67,000 were wounded. In total 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war. my fought against the German Empire in German East Africa and on the Western Front. At the First Battle of Ypres, Khudadad Khan became the first Indian to be awarded a Victoria Cross. Indian divisions were also sent to Egypt, Gallipoli and nearly 700,000 served in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Empire. While some divisions were sent overseas others had to remain in India guarding the North West Frontier and on internal security and training duties.

News Clips from Goa

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Goa will be garbage-free by next year: Parrikar
The Hindu

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has declared that Goa will be made "garbage-free" by December 19, 2015, the next anniversary of Goa ...

Goa CM hostage to iron ore mining lobby - AAP
Indian Express reported that alleging that Mr Manohar Parrikar CM of Goa was hostage to the mining lobby in the state, the Aam Aadmi Party has ...

Suicide rates in Goa higher than national average: Study
Times of India
Goa's high standard of living compared to other states in the country is not an indicator that everything is hunky-dory in the state with a ...


Goa miners irked as mining unlikely to resume in 2014
Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 6:35am IST | Unncessary delay from state government hurts industry sentiments; Govt to tweek policy

Resumption of iron ore mining in Goa will get further delayed and is unlikely to start in this calendar year as the state government is busy tweaking the existing mining policy to meet the requirements of the Supreme Court's last order.

Almost one-third of the Goa's population dependent on mining is now becoming restless as there is no clear time-line being given by the state government for restarting mining activities even after the apex court lifted the ban in April and put a cap of 20 million tonne annual production.


Drug abusers in Goa now 13-14 year olds
Anisha Francis,TNN | Jun 29, 2014

Panaji: Doctors in Goa are concerned about the increasing prevalence of drug abuse among Goan teenagers.

"It's a worrisome trend; and the middle-class is the worst hit. We are seeing a sharp increase in cases of school students, some as young as 13 and 14 years, hooked to recreational drugs. In older teens, we also see addiction to opiate drugs," says Dr Ashish Srivastav, who runs the child and adolescent clinic at the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (IPHB).


Book Excerpt-Iraq was a magnet for Indian workers well before Dubai:
By : Domnic PF Fernandes | Tuesday, June 24th 2014

The story of Goa's Basurkars

As India frets about workers stranded in Iraq with the advance of the ISIS militant group, a look back at some of the earliest Indians to work in that country.

Oil was first discovered in Abadan, Persian Gulf, in 1908. It was next discovered in Iraq in 1918, followed by Bahrain in 1932, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia in 1938, Qatar in 1940, Abu Dhabi in 1958 (offshore) and 1960 (on shore), Oman in 1964 and Dubai in 1966.

News Clips from India

Indian missions in US scramble to clean up visa mess
June 23, 2014 • 0•

The Indian embassy here also advised travellers to send their complaints about returned unprocessed applications despite payment to with full details.

Washington, June 22 (IANS)

Indian missions in the US have turned to social media like Facebook and Twitter as they scrambled to clear up a visa mess in the wake of a change of contractors for processing consular services. Following complaints galore against the previous service provider BLS International, the Indian embassy here awarded the new contract for providing visa and other consular services to Cox & Kings Global Services from May 21.

Mumbai: Mangalorean Sr Mary Vas Receives Cross of Honor from Pope
By Rons Bantwal | Bellevision Media Network

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Mumbai, 23 June 2014: The Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Latin: For the Church and the Pope) medal is an award of the Roman Catholic Church. It is also known as the ‘Cross of Honor.’ The medal was instituted by Pope Leo XIII (July 17 1888. ‘Quod Singulari’) in memory of his golden sacerdotal jubilee.


Swiss list of Indians a major breakthrough: Special Investigation Team chief 

"We will act on this list as per law and continue with our investigation": Justice Shah

Justice M.B. Shah, chairman of the 11-member Special Investigation Team on black money, said the Switzerland government’s move to share with India a list of its citizens who are suspected to have stashed away untaxed wealth in Swiss banks will come as a major breakthrough in its ongoing investigation.


Burials in Mumbai - a very grave issue - Ladislaus L D'Souza
Posted by: Robin Viegas on [gulf-goans]

Taking into consideration that the issue concerning the availability of graves has reached alarming proportions & space from government or municipality is most difficult to come by, the Church in Mumbai must take active, even drastic steps, to resolve the issue before the situation gets completely out of hand.


Why India needs hi-tech bio toilets to stop 620 million people defecating in the open

More than 50 percent of India's population defecates in the open - due to widespread poor sanitation. The government wants to tackle the problem by building 100,000 bio-digester toilets.

India's sanitation statistics stink.

But in the Indian capital, a unique experiment to set up hi-tech bio-digester toilets promises to change the lives of thousands of residents who use open fields for their morning ablutions.


Mozilla set to sell '$25' Firefox OS smartphones in India

Mozilla is taking the smartphone market head-on in collaboration with Indian companies Intex and Spice. The company is set to launch a $25 device in India.


Mumbai-Goa double-decker train gets technical clearance
Saturday, 21 June 2014 - 6:21am IST | Agency: DNA

The double-decker train between Mumbai and Goa took a big step towards becoming a reality after railway's top technical authority, Research Design Standards Organisation (RDSO), cleared the trial report.

The trial involved experts from the RDSO, Central and Konkan Railways (KR), and was conducted between Roha and Madgaon on May 20-21.

The trials were to check if the double-decker, which has a height in excess of normal long-distance trains, had any problems navigating the 68 tunnels between Roha and Madgaon.



Wed Jul 16 12:00:00

It is with profound sadness and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Edwin D’Souza, on Sunday, July 13th, 2014, at North York General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Edwin was deeply loved by his devoted wife of 60 years, Esperanza,  loving  children, Audrey (Pauly), Deborah (Anthony), Elvis (Glynis), adoring grandchildren Tiffany, Ashley & Devaney, Meaghan....  Read more



An Expression of Gratitude

Osmond Remedios was on tour of South Africa early this year, when he took seriously ill, and had to be hospitalized for emergency medical treatment. He is now back in Markham, Ontario, where he is continuing to make good progress.

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  • September 21, 2014: Casino Night
  • October 5, 2014: Urban Turban Lunch Extravaganza
  • December 12, 2014: Retirees Christmas Fest

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CLR Association

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November 22, 2014
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Health & Wellness

Cancer becoming a chronic condition for Canadian patients

Yet Canadians in the dark about cancer survival rates

Ottawa, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Cancer isn't always a matter of life and death anymore – today, an increasing number of Canadians are living with cancer as a chronic condition. However, the majority of Canadians and the healthcare system have not necessarily responded to this shift.


First high heat warning: A reminder of preventive measures to take from the public health department

MONTRÉAL, June 30, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Environment Canada has just issued its first heat warning of the summer. The Direction de santé publique de l'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal (DSP) is taking this opportunity to remind the public of preventive measures to adopt when it is very hot:


Information Update - Summer Food Safety

Ottawa, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ -

Summer is here, and more people are cooking outside to take advantage of the sunshine and the warm temperatures. But the hot, humid weather, coupled with more difficult access to refrigeration or washing facilities, creates the perfect conditions for the rapid growth of bacteria on food.


Staycation Tips to Save Money

Calgary, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Taking a vacation can be expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of flights, accommodation, car rental, entertainment and more. Canadians looking to take a vacation at a lower cost may want to consider taking a "staycation" - a vacation close to home.


Old Age Security benefit amounts increase for July to September 2014

Ottawa, June 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Employment and Social Development Canada today announced the quarterly benefit amounts for Old Age Security (OAS) for July to September 2014.

The maximum basic OAS pension benefit paid to people 65 years of age and older will increase from $551.54 to $558.71 per month from July 1 to September 30, 2014. Payments under the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS), the Allowance and the Allowance for the Survivor will also remain unchanged.


White bread may help with good gut health
Jun 12, 2014

Scientists are reporting that white bread seems to encourage the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. The news is surprising in the context of brown and wholemeal bread more often being labelled as more "healthy" foods.

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